Pros: Potential for consistent work, decent work sites and benefits
Cons: Management's professionalism, payroll discrepancies, lack of growth room
First thing first UPS provided me with just over 2 years of consistent work work. I know that the work you receive (consistent or not) depends on your professionalism and work ethic. Getting a hold of proper uniforms was not hard for me but from what all of my co workers told me it's like mission impossible with the company. My pay rate was $10.00/hr which was told to be one of the higher pay rates for the company at the security (guard) professional level. I worked at one post (site) throughout the whole 2 year period. Did a lot of post commander work without post commander compensation ex. I was the one that management would call to train all new employees, make phone calls when someone didn't show up etc. while I am the same level employee that I'm training. I worked with some very good employees and some people didn't like working (just lazy). The company will reward client acknowledgements, sometimes the give out movie tickets sometimes just a certificate, but hey it's aknowledgement. You have to keep track of hours worked because they will short your checks and act like they don't know what you're talking about unless you tell them dates and times. The receptionist that answered the phone while I worked there was rude most of the time and management would deny phone calls without good cause. Ultimately I left for another job but my experience wasn't to bad. Branch manager wasn't always straight forward with me.